Monday, June 25, 2012
Episode 6: Gypsy Jazz
Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music. I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring gypsy jazz and a few other songs I think go really well with it.
Gypsy Queen (4:23)
Demain je change dchangee vie (4:06)
That was a shortened version of Gypsy Queen by Avi Rosenfeld, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was a slightly edited version of Avalon by pantoum, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial license. Finishing up was Demain je change de vie by Löhstana David, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution license.
You may have noticed as you've listened to this podcast that I usually refer to music in "categories" rather than "genres". That's because I don't always listen to them by any recognized genre per se. I like to listen to them by what I think fits together well. Take, for example, this next track. It's probably not exactly classifiable as gypsy jazz, but to me it has about the same feel, so it's in the same playlist as the gypsy jazz stuff. I don't like to dilute the term "genre" with my non-deterministic categorization, therefor I call them "categories" unless it's a truly strict enough categorization for them all to fit in one normal "genre". So, with that quirk aside, let's listen to some gypsy jazz and similar.
Mad Squirrel March (4:25)
La Minor Improv (3:21)
Madame Haricots Takes Afternoon Tea (1:10)
That was Mad Squirrel March by ARTSomerville. ARTSomerville seems to record a bunch of bands, and the two this week are from Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band at The Nave. From what I hear, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band is quite a hoot to listen to live and with all of them together are very loud in a "Boy, that's kind of cool. I can still hear them through multiple walls." kind of way. Anyway, after that was La Minor Improv by Balkan Balagan and Bearded_Gypsy_Band__Bearded_Gypsy_Band by Kiah. All three of them are available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Finishing up was Madame Haricots Takes Afternoon Tea by P4-810 and Dixie McBass, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial license.
SoundCloud, by the way, is awesome. More really good music to be found there, and they make it incredibly easy to filter by license so I don't run into so many license incompatibility problems when I put together an episode. A bunch of this week's music is from there. And there's enough of it, I'm going to continue, because otherwise this episode's going to get quite long.
Bella Ciao (5:19)
Troublant Bolero (4:26)
Drunkard's Blues (3:25)
The More it Changes (2:23)
That was Bella Ciao by ARTSomerville again, followed by Troublant Bolero by ALÓ DJANGO, both of which are available from Jamendo and are licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. After that was Drunkard's Blues by tje[amacjeprcjestra. My goodness that's an odd one to read off. It's available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license. Finishing up was The More it Changes by P4-810 and Dixie McBass, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial license.
Today's app-of-the-day is LibreOffice. It's not so much a single app as a full office suite. It has a word processor, spreadsheet app, slideshow app, a database app, and a couple others. Often times I've found it's an easier upgrade path for users than to try to migrate to newer versions of commercial competitors since the interface, with its menus and toolbars, is closer to what people are used to than all the fancy new-style rearranging that everybody seems to like to do nowadays. At any rate, it's free, it opens and saves to a ton of different formats, and it runs on at least Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Download it today at libreoffice.org
Now for a short noncommercial from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music. As with many if not most old books, it has a few morally grating spots, but the story is one of the better books I've read and was the basis for a bunch of stories and even recent movies and TV shows. Although it rarely gets credited, if you read it you'll recognize the story very very quickly. In fact, the book even shares its name with a few of its derivatives. But I won't give away which one it is just yet. Anyway, after the noncommercial will be more music.
The Lost World
Les Deux Guitares (2:32)
Take Me Back To Tesla (3:45) (Edit 2015-03-08: previous address)
Baila con rita (3:50)
That was Les Deux Guitares by Hedgehog Swing, which is available from SoundCloud and is licensed under an Attribution license. After that was Take Me Back To Tesla by Nick Gerow, which is also available from SoundCloud but is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Finishing up was Baila con rita by Pepe Frías, which is available from Jamendo and is licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license.
So, that's all for today. Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction. So don't pirate it - replace it with something better. Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies. Support artists where your support actually counts.
This episode was made using Xubuntu Linux, Gentoo Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share-Alike license. Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies. Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website. Listen in next time for some mystery and spy music! See 'ya!
2015-03-08: Updated link.